How to Compost At Home
How to Compost At Home
Ideal for garden, compost can be made easily and free at home. Knowing how to sort your waste before adding it to the compost is very important to ensure a good balance and rapid decomposition.
Good compost is obtained with the right ingredients. Effective sorting is necessary for successful composting.
For a compost to be of good quality and rich in nutrients a contribution of various wastes is necessary. A common mistake is to bring only wet waste from grass clippings and culinary residues such as vegetable peelings.
If they are not mixed with brown waste like dead leaves or crushed branches, they will rot with a bad odor. A balance between these two types of waste is therefore essential in the manufacture of your compost.
Green waste brings nitrogen and some moisture to the compost. Grass clippings, available from March to October are one of the major contributions. Often very wet this grass can reduce the watering operations of the compost pile.
Weeds that are pulled out of the garden are also very interesting, but beware of seed-planting plants that may develop later. You can either tear them off during flowering and burn them, or trim the part where the seeds are before adding them to the compost.
The annual and biennial end of life in the ornamental garden can be added, as well as the damaged vegetables of the garden after harvesting. Non-buried green manures can also complement your compost, as well as tea leaves, tea bags or coffee grounds. If you make your nettle manure, the leaves used for its composition can be introduced to the compost; they are a good accelerator.
The green waste is essential for good compost. Mowing and weeding waste is quickly recycled in the composter.
The brown waste is a source of carbon; they balance the compost by their dry appearance. Crushed dead leaves are usually available en masse in the fall. Enjoy this manna fallen from the sky to make a silo with leaves and keep them.
Other brown waste, stems of annuals, perennials or withered leaves of grasses will also add to your compost, once crushed. Straw is a well-known contribution as are shrub twigs from pruning operations. These will of course have to be reduced or crushed before adding them to the compost. The boxes can also be placed there once cut as well as the sheets of absorbent paper. Avoid newsprint that often contains toxic inks.
Currently, green waste represents one third of the volume of our garbage bags and is therefore buried with. However, if they are composted, this waste from the garden will give an organic amendment to enrich the earth. A simple way to reduce the volume of your trash and build a cheap natural fertilizer!